Join your A/U family for a Christmas
to remember

The spectacular snow-capped Rockies are your setting to enjoy a variety of winter activities including downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating, broom hockey, horseback riding, sledding and snowshoeing. Daily excursions are offered to Colorado’s favorite ski areas. There’s also plenty of time to simply relax in the lodge with friends, sit and read and savor a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate.

Cherish the true meaning of the holiday

In the evenings, you’ll enjoy testimony meetings, hymn sings and caroling. Join in the festivities by expressing your creativity in our arts and crafts center or share your musical talents at a variety show. Search the forest for the perfect Christmas tree! Make gingerbread houses and decorate Christmas cookies. Valerie Lodge is the perfect place to unwind after a day of activity, as you take in the views of the majestic Arkansas River Valley. Christmas in the Rockies doesn’t get any better than this. And all the cooking will be done for you!

Volunteer Staff

Serving as a volunteer staff member provides a special opportunity to give of yourself and to participate as a guest.


Be sure to check out the Adult and Family Programs 101, so you know what to bring to make the most of your experience at the A/U Ranches.

Adult & Family Program Highlights

2024 Adult & Family Programs

Spring Service Weekend
May 24–27 | Adults $59; Youth $49

Family Camp
Week 1: June 22–28
Week 2: June 30–July 6
Week 3: August 11–17 | half sessions August 11–14 and August 14–17

Cost: Adult $1,145; Youth (8-13) $985; Child (1-7) $830; Infant (0-11 mo.) $380
Half Session Cost: $725 adult; $615 youth; $520 child; $260 infant

Stay the night between weeks 1 and 2, or the night after week 2 to attend your camper’s end-of-session banquet, for $150/night

Christmas Camp
December 21–27
Adult $1,170; Youth (8-13) $995; Child (1-7) $795; Infant (0-11 mo.) $380

There is now financial support for all adult and family programs through the Campership Fund!
Apply for Adult & Family Campership

$100/person (up to $500)

Deluxe Housing Requests
  • $50/special requests
  • $75 for a private room
  • $100 for an apartment
  • $125/person Deluxe double
  • $200/person Deluxe single
  • $150/person Super Deluxe double
  • $225/person Super Deluxe single


The Adult and Family Programs application is online. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, so plan accordingly. Please be prepared with the following information:

  • Participant’s name, phone number and email address
  • An emergency contact, complete with phone number and email address
  • Payment information – either credit card or echeck

Adult and Family Program Registration

Christian Scientists, their family members and friends of all faiths.
Children – no age limit; all children must attend with an Adult.